Host Marriott Financial Trust (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 27, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.09 per share scheduled for January 15, 2013.
Shareholders who purchased HST stock prior to the ex-dividend date
are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
12.5% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $15.8, the dividend yield is 2.28%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HST was $15.8,
representing a -10.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $17.57 and
a 16.35% increase over the 52 week low of $13.58.
HST is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). HST's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.08. Zacks Investment Research reports HST's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 15.56%, compared to an
industry average of 3.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to HST through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HST as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Active U.S. Real Estate Fund (
- PowerShares Fundamental Pure Mid Core Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PXMC with an increase of
10.83% over the last 100 days. PSR has the highest percent
weighting of HST at 4.2%.